- Srinivas Group Research Group
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Matthew Stower studied at the University of Exeter (BSc, Biological Sciences) and the University of Bath (MRes, Regenerative Medicine) before moving to University College London for his PhD studies in Cell & Developmental Biology on the molecular events controlling neural induction, under the supervision of Professor Claudio Stern. In 2012 he started as a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford University in Dr Shankar Srinivas’ lab to work on the mechanisms driving the migration of anterior visceral endoderm cells in the early embryo.
Matthew’s current research interests include investigating fundamental cellular processes; specifically the cellular mechanisms controlling epithelial tissue morphogenesis, cytoskeletal-element regulation, cell polarity and fate. He is also currently working on a collaborative project on Amniote evolution with Dr Federica Bertocchini at the University of Cantabria, Spain.
Bi-modal strategy of gastrulation in reptiles.
Stower MJ. et al, (2015), Dev Dyn
Heading forwards: anterior visceral endoderm migration in patterning the mouse embryo.
Stower MJ. and Srinivas S., (2014), Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 369
Distinct steps of neural induction revealed by Asterix, Obelix and TrkC, genes induced by different signals from the organizer.
Pinho S. et al, (2011), PLoS One, 6
Cell communication with the neural plate is required for induction of neural markers by BMP inhibition: evidence for homeogenetic induction and implications for Xenopus animal cap and chick explant assays
Linker C. et al, (2009), Developmental Biology, 327, 478 - 486